WASHINGTON — Convenience foods and seasonal flavors and packaging provide the best opportunities to boost CPG sales this winter holiday season, according to research conducted by Ernst & Young and the NPD Group for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. The Ernst and Young Consumer Products practice predicts 5.5% growth in the retail food sector for the 2007 holiday season, as compared to 4.5% growth for retail sales across all sectors. The widespread introduction of seasonal flavors and ...

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